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B-25 “Gunship” double build in the making

I would like to show you pictures of two B-25G in 1:48 which are currently under construction.
Both are based on the excellent Accurate Miniatures shapes and are equipped with different after market parts.
At the moment I have closed all halves of the fuselage and started to putty – pictures will follow soon.

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10 responses to B-25 “Gunship” double build in the making

  1. Fuselage halves have been closed and sanded, wings will follow soon. That is a pleasure of a build!

    5 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  2. Dunno if it’s too late to deal with this or not, but most operational B-25Gs had that single-gun tail position (which the italerei kit provides). All the B-25Gs in the 310th Bomb Group I could find photos of when writing Bridgebusters had the position, as do the B-25Gs in photos of the 38th BG in SWPA.

    Other than that, things are looking really nice here. My friend who was flight engineer/turret gunner on the B-25G preferred it to the B-25H because his position wasn’t right aft of the gun, which had as much fire go out the breech as out the barrel when fired. Another navigator who was trained to fire the cannon told me they called themselves “cannigators.”

    Also, it felt like the airplane came to a complete stop mid-air when that thing was fired. Even Pappy Gunn, the guy who invented the gunship, had trouble hitting anything with it, though firing the gun scared the daylights out of everyone – the guys being fired on as well as the guys doing the shooting.

    Nice work on this.

  3. coming along nicely

  4. Nice! that’s some interior work.

  5. Great work. I have an AM B-25 in my stash, and I’m working up the courage to build it. There’s just so much going on in the interior!

    Mike

  6. One of my favorites birds of WW II. These are looking great! Can’t wait to see more pics.

  7. Great work! I wish this kit would have been produced as an “H” (4 X .50 Cal in the nose) model!

  8. Thank you all for these motivating comments- and thanks for the background stories, Tom! How vivid and immediate it becomes to hear the voices of those men who have flown with these incredible constructions at the risk of their own lives!
    The surfaces are now ready for the careful and layered application of “OD” and the light grey of the underside. Under the pre-shading there is a layer of Alclad, which has been masked with masking liquid. This should give a nice chipped impression in places.

    6 attached images. Click to enlarge.

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